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Tezpur girl Prarthana Goswami's 'The Wait' bags 5 International awards

A girl from Tezpur has been able to establish herself at the international level and bagged five international awards through her short film titled 'The Wait'.

Prarthana Goswami

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Dec 2021 4:30 AM GMT

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TEZPUR: A girl from Tezpur has been able to establish herself at the international level and bagged five international awards through her short film titled 'The Wait'. The film is the directorial debut of Prarthana Goswami, daughter of senior advocate and social worker, Madhurjya Goswami and Mita Nangia Goswami, inhabitants of Kumargaon area, Tezpur in Sonitpur district.

'The Wait', an Assamese short film scripted, directed and produced by Prarthana Goswami under the banner Kahua Bon production has been awarded five international awards. The film has also been selected for 11th Pune Short Film Festival, 16th Tasveer South Asian Film Festival, 8th Goa Short film festival, New Generation Independent Indian film festival, International Kolkata Short Film Festival, Lifft Indian Filmotsav, Awards World Cine Fest etc. 'The Wait' has also been selected in an Oscar Qualifying Festival- Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture series. 'The Wait' is based on the short story 'The Vigil' by Mita Nangia Goswami, mother of Prarthana Goswami, an educator for Sustainable Development Expert working for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Mongolia.

Prarthana Goswami, the young film maker from Tezpur did her schooling at Army Public School, Tezpur and Delhi Public School, Numaligarh. She took her graduation degree in History from Indraprastha College for Women. Prathana started her career as an Assistant Director in films like 'Aisha', 'Band Baajaa Baraat', 'Delhi in a Day', 'Ladies vs Ricky Bahl' to name a few. She has also worked as a script and edit supervisor with the famous Bollywood Director Kabir Khan on the following projects; 'Phantom', 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', 'Tubelight', 'The Forgotten Army', '83' (releasing on December 24). After working in Bollywood, for the last ten years, Prarthana finally went on to independently write, direct and produce her first short film in Assam 'The Wait'.

'The Wait' unravels the fragile interconnections that link lives and design people's destinies. Set in idyllic rural Assam of the 90s, when a volatile secessionist movement was at its peak; the film tells the story of two ordinary young people, Rajen and Kunjo. Rajen and Kunjo have known each other for years and share a special bond. They are soulmates but they don't know it yet. Rajen's older brother Khogen joins the rebel movement much to the sorrow of his grandmother who always pines for him.

While talking to The Sentinel ,Prarthana Goswami said, "With this short film I want to highlight some of the social and political issues of Assam; issues which have hardly found their place in the national imagination. I would really like the countries around the world to get a tiny peek into some of the lives and situations of this part of the world."

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